Old growth

Document Type

Creative work

Publication details

Cooke, G, 2015, Old growth, video recording.

Available on Open Access


Footage of environmental art project "Old Growth" - displayed on the fantastic 8K 16-screen videowall at SCU Lismore campus learning centre.

“Old Growth” is a work of environmental critique and material enquiry. It brings together a series of works, each of which explores different effects of resource extraction or anthropogenic climate change, covering virtual fracking, virtual deforestation, and virtual coral bleaching. Each work consists of time-lapse photography of film media being chemically degraded. The project is presented here across this 16-screen videowall, which has a total resolution of 3840x8640px.

Additional information

This project is a multi-screen installation that involves re-working material from a series of projects concerned with material enquiry and environmental critique. It has been presented in different configurations; firstly, it was presented on the 16-screen 8K "Discovery Wall" at SCu Lismore Campus Learnign Centre. Secondly, it was presented as a three-screen installation at the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland, UK, April 2016.